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Why Mindset Matters When Gundog Training

Having a positive mindset is essential to achieving success in life and our relationships with our dogs. Our thoughts can have powerful effects on how we view ourselves, the world…

LWDG Society Members Meet Up for a Day of Clay Shooting and Fun

This past Saturday, the LWDG Society Members gathered in Region 1 Scotland and The North for a day of fun arranged by Regional Organiser Sarah Drake. The group met up…

Episode 75: The Debate Around Needing To Be a Qualified Gundog Trainer

There is a big debate going on in the UK at the moment about whether or not you need to be a qualified gundog trainer. On one side of the…

Does your dog know it’s a dog?

Setting Expectations for Canine Behaviour It’s easy to forget that our beloved pets need structure and boundaries just as much as we do. Without guidance, a dog can quickly become…

The benefits of training a gundog with a place board

Gundog training is an important part of building a strong bond between you and your working dog. With the right tools and techniques, it can be both fun and effective…

How Far Have We Come When It Comes to Understanding Our Dogs

Welcome to a new LWDG series, I know that the world of dog training can be mind-boggling and books for me have always been a big draw to help me…

Training Your Dog Isn’t Meant To Be Complicated – Patterns Of Behaviour

Understanding how dogs learn in patterns is key to successful dog training and behaviour modification. By understanding the patterns of behaviour that our dogs form based on their experiences, we…

What ‘Don’t Worry My Dog Is Friendly’ really means – Out of control dogs in public places

” Don’t worry, my dog is friendly “. We’ve all heard it before and, usually, it comes just before someone else’s dog jumps on our dog or knocks them over…

Join us in celebrating the 4th Anniversary of the Ladies Working Dog Group!

It’s hard to believe that on the 20th of January, it will have been four years since the Ladies Working Dog Group was founded! We are so humbled and grateful…

Podcast Episode 71 : Everyone Has a Role to Play – How to Make Your Day On The Field a Success

If you want to ensure that your game shooting day is a success, it’s important to remember that everyone has a role to play. From the guns and beaters to…

An Inspiring Look Into the Life of Country Life Features Editor Paula Lester

Welcome to my interview with Paula Lester, Features Editor of Country Life Magazine and an inspiration to many! Paula has pursued her passion for the country as a true vocation…

The Power of Connection: Joining an Uplifting Network of Female Gundog Owners

Do you want to unlock your potential as a female gundog owner? Have you ever wished for more support and connection from other like-minded ladies? If so, I’m here to…

The LWDG 2022 Awards – Vote Now!

Are you ready to make your voice heard? Then don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the first-ever LWDG Community Awards!  Each vote will count toward determining the best content…

The similarities in training search dogs, and gundogs

Dogs are amazing creatures that provide us with companionship, love, and security. They are also incredibly versatile and can be trained to perform a variety of tasks, from gundog to…

Protecting Your Dog from Injury: Focus On Jumping

Written by Guest Expert Jo Cuddy – Zen Canine Therapy We all put so much time, effort, money and love into our precious gundogs and looking after their musculoskeletal health…

Living with a gundog, how our day-to-day life affects training

Living with a Gundog can be a lot of fun, but it’s important to remember that your day-to-day life affects your dog’s training. In this week’s podcast with LWDG Experts…

The Dangers of Anti-Freeze Poisoning in Dogs: Warning Signs, Treatment, and Prevention Tips

As the weather gets colder, it’s important to be aware of the dangers of anti-freeze for dogs. Many people use anti-freeze in their cars to keep them running smoothly in…

Protecting Our Protectors – The Work of The NFRSA with Retired Service Animals

As a country, we rely on service animals to help us in many different ways. They are an integral part of our lives, and we owe them a great debt…

What You Need to Know About Pyometra in Dogs

If you own a dog, it’s important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of pyometra, a condition that can be life-threatening if left untreated. In this blog post,…

Episode 65 – Taking a Breath at 50: A Discussion on Compassion Fatigue

We all know the feeling. It’s when we see another post on social media about another owner with another dog in need of training advice, and our out-of-character reaction is…

LWDG 24 Days of Xmas Christmas Challenge: How to Get Involved!

Looking for a way to get into the holiday Christmas spirit and still enjoy dog training? Check out our LWDG 24 Days of Xmas event! We’ll have something new and…

Walking your dog in the winter: How to stay warm and safe

Dressing appropriately is one of the most important things you can do to stay safe when walking in cold weather. But what’s the best way to do this? In this…

Decoding Your Dog’s Body Language: What They’re Trying to Tell You

We all want to have great relationships with our dogs. They are furry family members that bring us joy, comfort, and companionship. In order to have the best possible relationship…

Get Ready to Mush! An Interview with the Owner of Wild Spirit Dog Sledding in Sweden

There’s something about the word ‘husky’ that just conjures up images of winter wonderlands, dogsledding and all things Arctic. This week on LWDG PODDOG, we chat with Clair Rees from…

Hip Dysplasia in Dogs: What You Need to Know

Hip dysplasia is a condition that can affect dogs of all shapes and sizes, but it is especially common in larger breeds. The ball (the head of the femur) and…

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